Kerne Bridge

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Kerne Bridge
Kerne Bridge is located in Herefordshire
Kerne Bridge
Kerne Bridge
 Kerne Bridge shown within Herefordshire
OS grid reference SO582190
Unitary authority Herefordshire
Ceremonial county Herefordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROSS-ON-WYE
Postcode district HR9
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Hereford and South Herefordshire
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Coordinates: 51°52′05″N 2°36′31″W / 51.86800°N 2.60849°W / 51.86800; -2.60849

Kerne Bridge is a bridge and village in south Herefordshire, England about 3.5 miles (6 km) south of the market town of Ross-on-Wye and allows the B4229 road to cross River Wye from Goodrich to Walford where it joins the B4324 Ross-on-Wye to Coleford road.

The hamlet was originally known as ‘the Quern’, but later became named after the bridge which was built in 1828. Nearby is a picnic place and canoe launch site based around the foot of the remains of a single-track railway bridge. The Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth railway line once closely followed the River Wye for most of the way, and the first station leaving Ross-on-Wye, excluding a halt at Walford, was at Kerne Bridge. The railway station, which finally closed in 1959, was located next to the road bridge on the left bank of the river and, after many years as an outdoor activity centre, is now a private house.

On the other side of the river is Flanesford Priory which is now holiday accommodation.

Kerne Bridge is not a civil parish, the hamlet is within the parish of Walford. However due to its location in the geographical centre Kerne Bridge is the name of a local government ward of Herefordshire Council and is represented by John Jarvis who was elected in 2006. The area of Kerne Bridge Ward contains five parishes, they are: Walford, Goodrich, Whitchurch, Welsh Bicknor and Ganarew.

See also[edit]

List of crossings of the River Wye

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